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Kentucky School Advocate
May 2022

Three superintendents hired        

Carroll County
The Carroll County Board of Education has hired Casey Jaynes as its next superintendent. Jaynes, who grew up across the river from Carroll County in Madison, Ind., is currently the director of middle school and high schools for Boone County Schools, overseeing instructional and budgetary programs for six middle schools, four high schools and a regional area technology center.

“I am honored to have been selected for this position, and I am excited to meet the students, staff and community of Carroll County,” he said.

Jaynes began his teaching career in 1998 as an information technology instructor at Henderson County High School. He then became assistant principal and principal at Logan County High School. He began his role at Boone County in 2015.

Jaynes earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hanover College, an associate of science in technical education from Western Kentucky University and a master’s in educational administration from Murray State University. Jaynes is currently working on a doctorate in educational leadership.

A veteran of the United States Navy, he served for eight years as a reactor operator on two submarines.

“I have been very fortunate in my career to work with amazing people who make life better for kids,” Jaynes said. “As superintendent, I look forward to working with the staff and the community of Carroll County to make our schools the best that they can be for everyone.”

Gallatin County
The Gallatin County school board has hired Charles “Chuck” R. Cash Jr. as its new superintendent. Cash is currently the director of districtwide services at Madison County Schools. He has previously served as a middle school teacher and assistant principal, associate principal and principal of Madison Southern High School before becoming director of districtwide services in 2015.

Cash has a bachelor's degree in middle school education from Eastern Kentucky University, two masters’ degrees from Union College and his superintendent certificate from EKU. He also served in the Kentucky National Guard from 1991-1993.

“The board looks forward to working with Cash, along with staff, parents and the community, to improve education in Gallatin County,” the board said in a statement. “The board believes the district is in a position to become one of the top performing school districts in the state, and is excited for Cash to lead the district to the top.”

Campbell County

The Campbell County school board has named Associate Superintendent Shelli Wilson as the district’s new superintendent. Wilson has served as an assistant principal at Campbell County High School, principal at Donald Cline Elementary and has been associate superintendent since 2006. She has also worked as a teacher in Fayette County and Bracken County schools and as assistant principal in Bellevue Ind.

“I am 100% confident in Dr. Wilson’s ability to take Campbell County Schools to the next level. Under her leadership, the sky is the limit,” said board chairwoman Janis Winbigler.  

Wilson said she looks forward to continuing academic and social emotional growth across the district.

“As a resident of Campbell County, I have seen firsthand the strength of this community and the dedication of our educators and staff,” she said. “Together we can continue our work in transforming CCSD into a district known for consistent excellence and equity, transparent and honest communication, and a commitment to ensuring students are ready for college, career and life.”

Wilson earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Kentucky, a master’s in education from Northern Kentucky University, and her superintendent certification and doctorate in educational leadership from UK.

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